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senator wendy davis rocketed to national prominence in june after she temporarily derailed a republican bill to impose tough new restrictions on abortions. >> laws are to create justice for all. >> we also received this written testimony. >> there is a medical necessity. women need timely access. >> woodruff: davis's 11-hour filibuster made her an instant hit in her party, and in october, she declared for governor. since then, she's faced scrutiny after parts of her personal story turned out to be inaccurate. texas voters also choose u.s. senate nominees tomorrow. incumbent republican john cornyn is expected to defeat a primary challenge by tea party congressman steve stockman. cornyn will also be favored in the general election. and in the governor's race, a recent university of texas-texas tribune poll gives abbott the lead over davis in november. >> woodruff: we take a closer look at the gubernatorial battle in the lone star state with wayne slater, senior political writer for the dallas morning news. wayne, welcome back to the program. tell us a little bit more about this governor'
is on to get the voters out to the polls. hydedy, literally all eyes are sort of on state senator wendy davis, right? who seems to be carries the hopes of at least the democrat party on her shoulders. >> yi, she is. they have been working all day to get out the vote for her. don't be fooled by this lull that is happening behind me, the action has been going on all day. where they say every inch pushed, every phone call made, matters because they are frying to get out the vote not just for today's primary, which wendy davis will win, but also looking ahead into november that's when davis will face off with her assumed republican opponent, the heavily favors greg abbott. texas democrats say this election season is still early, and they hope to carry p the momentum forward. >> hi, this is the dallas county county. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full on election mode. >> pretty buzzed up right now. >> early voting numbers are promised. here in dallas and in other counties turn out among d
race is for governor. and heidi zhou castro is there, and heidi, wendy davis has to win the primary? >> absolutely, del, and that will happen today. such is the loyalty behind her candidacy, that even bureaucrat she announced her candidacy, the democrats already closed ranks around here. completely different story when we look ahead to november when she faces off against the heavily favored greg abbott. texas democrats say the season is early, though, and they hope to carry their current momentum forward. the phones are ringing off of the hook, and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas, turnout among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. the excitement is over wendy davis who famously filibustered for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we got that fire, and i think that's what is making a difference. >> reporter: carman sees davis as texas democrats be
is on that to surpass that of the 2012 presidential election. it's excitement over wendy davis. who is now on the ballot for governor. >> we have got that fire, and i think that's what is making a difference. >> reporter: carman -- sees davis as the best hope in 20 years. texas is one of the reddest states in the country. but she sees it differently. >> i see it purple. i have seen people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time that texans voted for governor was in 2010 in the lowest turnout in the nation. and half of texas democrats vote in gubernatorial primaries as texas republicans, which is why walking the streets of heavily democratic neighborhoods is the focus of this man. >> there has probably been a lot of depression in the democratic party, why bother? we're not going to win. this is a list of folks -- >> reporter: dalton and his team are optimistic that november matchup could be an upset. the republicans see that as wishful thinking. >> the democrats were serious about having wendy davis in a state-wide office, they would have put her in an office she cou
on her shoulders. >> texas has not had a democratic governor for two decades. they see wendy davis as a viable candidate. she will win today's democratic primary, she's fired up the base. most insiders forecast her losing to greg abbot by double digits in november. democrats say this election season is early and they hope to carry the momentum forward. >> this is the dallas county democratic party. >> the phones are ringing off the hook. the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed up right now. >> early voting members are promising here in dallas and in other urban counties across texas turnout among democrats is on track to pass that of the 2012 presidential primary. election watchers chalk it up to excitement over wendy davis, the democratic state senator who famously filibusters for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we've got that fire. i think that's making a difference. >> she is seen as the democrats best hope in 20 years. that's how long democrats have con
greg abbott, the republican, and wendy davis, the front running democrat, are likely to win easily the nominations. there are some ballot race that is are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has -- republican side, has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all, as our headline suggest, moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters who, in the republican party, are quite conservative. if you're here in austin or dallas or houston, your television is full of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate from lieutenant governor to agriculture commissioner, attorney general, and the railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things. one is a bible, one is a gun, and one is an assurance that they don't like barack obama. so that's really the message on the republican side. the or headline is the national level. they'd jud cornyn, the incumbent u.s. senator, is being challenged by a number of republicans, including congressman steve stockman, who had hoped to be a strong tea
it up to excitement for wendy davis. the senator who filibustered for abortion rates an rights and isn line for governor. >>> texas is one of the reddest states in the country. >> as living in texas i see it purple. i see people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time texans voted for governor was in 2010 when 38% of registered voters cast a ballot. that made it the lowest voter turnout in the nation. and historically as many as half vote in primaries as texas republicans. which is why walking the streets of heavily democratic neighborhoods is the focus of campaign consultant jeff dalton. >> there has probably been a lot of depression in the democratic party. why bother, we're not going to win. >> reporter: as she trails greg abbott by 11 points in the poll, dalton and his team of volunteers are optimistic the november matchup could be an upset. the republicans see that as wishful thinking. >> the democrats were serious about having wendy davis in a statewide office. they would have put her in a race she could win. >> reporter: democrats, though, s
have a good candidate. >> that candidate is state senator wendy davis who came to fame last year for her 11-hour filibuster of texas' new abortion law. she faces just one opponent in today's primary, and the latest ut texas tribune poll shows her with an 87% advantage. her battle will be squaring off against her republican challenger, current state attorney general greg abbott. according to real clear politics which calculates the average of public polls, abbott leads davis by more than 11 points in a general election matchup. he is up against three opponents in the primary, but polls show him with 90% support. >> they're going to win their primaries and they're going to have a straight shot at the general election. and both of them will have enough funds to make their case. >> voters are also picking their candidates for u.s. senate. republican incumbent senator john corner is seeking re-election. facing a field of seven other challengers, though he's leading and should avoid a run-off. on the democratic side, former congressional candidate keisha rogers is the front runner acco
come in first or second today. >> he's been endorsed by wendy davis, of course, at the top of the ticket. >> he has. >> spent somewhere around $3 million of his own money or pledged to spend that. >> he does. >> the problem, though, if no one clears 50%, there's going to be a runoff and the runoff could include this candidate, kesha rogers, who we played sound of earlier. >> you'll have a much lower turnout and runoff relative to primary day. the fact is not many democrats turn out on primary day. you're talking about a subset of the subset that would turn out and decide this race. kesha rogers, you hear, does she have a good ballot name? is that why she's rising to the top of the polls? i doubt it's on the strength of her views as you played earlier. the ones you've articulated, we're going to impeach president obama. that's not a popular position, at least in the democratic party in dallas. maybe people are voting for keyshia, the singer. >> i should note she does not spell her name with a dollar sign. evan smith from the "texas tribune." thank you so much. >>> coming up,
this year and on one hand, wendy davis is sparking a lot of national interest, raising a lot in the gubernatorial race, yet you were telling me, the party is still not a strong party in the state of texas if its u.s. senate nominee is going to end up being a leroux. the fact they have to fight and spend money from getting the nomination, that's what parties that have no chance in a state have to do. >> look, this is a fluke. we didn't get anybody well known to run for the senate. there's a woman with a short last name, she wants to impeach the president. we're working hard, the party is working hard to make sure she's not the nominee, but look at the governor's race, we're going to have the first really well funded candidate in a long time. i think she's got a shot. it's a self fulfilling prophesy we can't win if we don't run. we have a good candidate, we have to run. >> senator, you eluded to it a minute ago about the future of the republicans, and that is, here's a state that demographically if democrats do register a lot of these unregistered voters that are hispanics, you
: the decision is pretty much over. willbbott and wendy davis win easily the nominations but there are ballot races that are terrifically competitive. the lieutenant governor's race has four candidates, including the incumbent lieutenant governor. they have all moved as far to the right as they can in a strong appeal to texas primary voters, who are quite conservative. if you are here in austin or fullon, your television is of television ads in which virtually every republican candidate to agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner are featuring basically three things, and one is a bible, one is a gun and an assurance they do not like barack obama. ont is really the message the republican side. the other headline is at the national level. that is john cornyn, incumbent u.s. senator is being challenged by a number of republicans, including steve stockman, who ad sort -- had hoped to be strong tea party challenger and part of the national effort in many states, missouri and kansas and elsewhere, to challenge candidates.publican seem tolenge does not have gone very well. he has been hurt
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